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by Mountain
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Question of scale...
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: A Question of scale...

Thanks for the kind offer. I don't think it would fit my layout as I will be needing shallow wooden lightweight bridges to suit the scene. (I plan to use wooden dowels and lollypop sticks for this as it will blend in better on my layout. I did have a think to see if your bridges would fit and look o...
by Mountain
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 474
Views: 47551

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

And now the coach has been disaasembled and worked on and been cut in half and cut again and had its roof details filed off, and... and... Well, it looks like this... I initially was thinking of making little workmans coaches for the workers on my railway as I prefer to make little 4 wheel coaches. ...
by Mountain
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 474
Views: 47551

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

My modelling has been in little bits lately, but I will share some plans. I have plenty of projects to finish like making the chassis/frame structures for those tanks to sit on and many other projects of various stages of completion from the planning in my head stage, to just needing the finishing t...
by Mountain
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout...OO or N gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: New layout...OO or N gauge

Thanks both for your input. Mountain: I'd never thought or oo9 gauge and that's very interesting to hear about how space saving it can be. Although the main reason for sticking with n is already having the stock, or oo I could pick up quite a wide range of stock for this. I don't know but I imagine...
by Mountain
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway
Replies: 101
Views: 13032

Re: UppyDownyRoundyRoundyRailway

There is not a lot of room in those little locos for decoders but I did manage in the past to fit a small Lenz N gauge decoder in the chassis at the back. There was just enough room. It was a smaller decoder then the one you have... But the stay alive? That is a tight squeeze! (The Lenz N gauge deco...
by Mountain
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 17
Views: 224

Re: DCC Theoretical Question.

Question. ....Is it possible in theory, to have a radio control interface that allows one to use a DCC controller to power trains via radio control that does not use track power, but the trains have onboard batteries? In other words, one can use radio control through ones standard DCC controller. W...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 17
Views: 224

Re: DCC Theoretical Question.

Bigmet. Have you seen these?

http://rctrains.co.uk/Transmitters.htm
by Mountain
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!

The Lenz decoder comes with the set 01. It certainly wasn't a cheap one as Lenz used to do a range of decoders where that one was one of the most expensive they did for 00 gauge locos. It was also one of the best decoders available in its day and though it predates the Gold and Silver series decoder...
by Mountain
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion
Replies: 162
Views: 4414

Re: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion

That is lovely!

I am wondering if Mike from Smallbrook Studios has seen those little locos in the picture you showed. He is probably too busy to have new projects, but often it gives ideas on new kits he can make for the future. They have a lovely "Look" to them.
by Mountain
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!

Slow speed shunting is obtainable on DC and DCC. My thoughts... DCC can get issues with the occasional loco where a decoder has back EMF and/or inertia... Let me try to explain what can happen and how to overcome it, as this one puzzled me. As I came into DCC fairly early, to get a decoder that had ...
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 468
Views: 95377

Re: The BNR (another way)

Love those Triang DMU's.
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion
Replies: 162
Views: 4414

Re: New 1/32 Diorama but this time in slow motion

Your scenes are amazing. Just a thought. Did you know that Smallbrook Studio do loco and rolling stock kits in 1/32 scale?
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: DC to DCC And Back To DC Again!

That Lenz DCC control system is the exact one that I have, and it is very good and if anything, it still holds its own today because more modern DCC systems do not actually offer that much more if one looks at them in a practical way other then having a few extra sound functions, which to be honest,...
by Mountain
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Theoretical Question.
Replies: 17
Views: 224

Re: DCC Theoretical Question.

The idea is to run the locomotive from onboard batteries via radio control. Yes, there have been and are DCC systems that have wireless control from the handset to the control system, but this is not where I see the advantage of a control system. I see it in the ability to run on track that has a co...

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